Domhnall Gleeson still doesn't feel like he's 'made it'

Domhnall Gleeson has admitted he still doesn't feel like he's 'made it' in Hollywood despite appearing in huge blockbusters including the 'Harry Potter' and 'Star Wars' franchises

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Domhnall Gleeson still doesn't see himself as a success
Domhnall Gleeson still doesn't see himself as a success

Domhnall Gleeson still doesn't feel like he's "made it" in Hollywood.

The actor - son of Oscar-nominated screen star Brendan Gleeson - has been working in the industry since he was a teenager and has starred in blockbusters including two 'Harry Potter' movies and two 'Star Wars' films - but he still doesn't see himself as a success.

When asked to name the moment he realised he'd "made it", Domhnall, 40, told The Times newspaper: "Anybody who says that must have a lot of money in the bank.

"I've never felt like I've made it. There are always people I want to work with or people who don't want to work with me and I want to convince them otherwise."

It comes after Domhnall confessed he would rather "have a good life than a good career" after deciding not to move to America to chase bigger roles.

The actor - who still lives in his native Dublin - told The Independent newspaper: "Everybody wants their career to be in a better place, so there is loads of stuff I wish I was doing, and loads of work I wish I could find.

"I’m like, 'would I be closer to it if I was in America?' But I’d much rather have a good life than a good career. I’d love to have both."

Domhnall also has no interest in attending glitzy award ceremonies, either. He told the publication: "For the most part, you just have to sit there for four hours while stuff happens."

He previously he's been inspired by his dad's career path, telling GQ magazine: "I was interested in writing and directing. That's what I went to college for, but I think I've become better at acting than I am at either of those two things.

"I'm interested in telling stories, essentially. My father is an incredible actor, and in a way, it made me realise it was possible. But in another way, it made me think, 'Well, I can't do it as well as he does it. So, what's the point?'

"My brother, Brian, is a phenomenal actor as well. So, there was already an actor in the family, even when I began."

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